Don't Turn Off Your Audience!

Recently, we witnessed presenters who

·      Talked to the screen for most of a presentation.

·      Read text from slides to the audience.

·      Stood behind a lectern the whole time.

·      Read from their notes in an obvious reading tone.

·      Moved their mouth away from the microphone at times.

·      Seemed surprised by the next slide’s appearance.

·      Crammed too much material, in too small a font, on slides.

·      Played with their hair while speaking.

Our recommendation:

Think about what the audience sees! Many things are out of our control; eliminating our own distractions is something we can do.